Roxanne has dreamed of owning a studio since she was 9 years old and is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for children and build a strong community with dance in Pacifica.
Ms. Roxanne has been dancing for 40 years and teaching dance for 30 years! She began dancing at the age of 4 with Ballet, Tap, and Acrobatics in Southern Illinios. She completed her first Tap Solo at age 9 and quickly moved forward with her dance training. She moved to Bakersfield, CA where she studied under Georgia Peck. She danced along side Tiler Peck (principal ballerina for the New York City Ballet) whom is Georgia’s daughter, competing together in many dance competitions and conventions such as Showstoppers, Tremaine, Dupree, Dance Educators of America, and Dance Masters of America just to name a few. She studied Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Modern dance styles. Georgia always considered Roxanne her tap girl and at the age of 13, Roxanne began teaching her first Tap and Clogging class. Roxanne continued to teach, choreograph, perform, and compete with the dance studio and public high school under the direction of Georgia Peck.
Throughout College Roxanne continued to teach at many different dance studios in the Central Valley of California and was part of a professional dance team for an athletic team. She travelled to dance with Al Gilbert, Joe Tremaine, Wade Robinson, Paula Abdul, and other industry professionals. She earned a Bachelors of Art in Theatre Arts/Dance and English and a California Dance Teachers Credential to teach pre-school-Adult levels of dance in private and public schools. While dancing and acting in Los Angeles she acquired her Screen Actors Guild membership by working on shows such as Boston Public, MTV’s Sisco’s Shakedown, and in the movie Sorority Boys.
After her professional career, Roxanne became the full time dance teacher at Bayside Middle School for the Arts in San Mateo, CA and Thomas Edison Charter School in San Francisco. She also taught dance/yoga at the Montessori School of Linda Mar. She currently teaches Advanced and Intermediate Dance at Carlmont High School in Belmont.
Ms. Lisa will be teaching our discover dance classes for
ages 4-6 for the 23-24 Dance Season. Bio coming soon.